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Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! During Week 1, "Winds of Change"learn how to measure wind and assess the risks of and damages done by storms.

These weekly choose-your-own adventure style experiences are a perfect escape from screens, but also a real-world supplement to school studies (aligned with many area school curricula, and state and national standards). 

Each week’s program includes:

  • Activities with the Jennings staff, including introductory explorations, games, and guidance on using exploration tools
  • A loaner kit to aid in your family’s investigations, including items like weather instruments, measuring tools, and more
  • An investigation guide to complete together as a family while out and about exploring
  • Resources for continuing the explorations and learning at home

When? Week 1 – October 19, 21, and 24. Families/cooperative groups/”pods” can register for their own time slot each week. Time slots are available for one family/cooperative group/”pod” at a time (max 12 people/group)  at 9, 11, or 1 each day.

Who? Especially meant for families with children in grades 2-6, but siblings welcome.  

What? With a new set of investigations each week, there’s always something different to explore – sign up for one time slot per week for as many weeks as you like. Activities are designed to last 1.5-2 hours.

How? Registration is required for each week’s sessions by clicking the register button or by calling 724-794-6011. When registering, register a responsible adult, and provide names for participants and ages for children in the “Additional Info We Should Know” section. Valid Driver’s License required for kit reservation.

The following COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place:

  • Masks: masks are strongly encouraged when indoors
  • Social Distancing: required between Jennings staff and participants
  • All materials will be thoroughly sanitized
  • All should practice thorough and frequent hand washing and sanitizing
  • We ask participants to stay home if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed or is experiencing symptoms. 

Sunday, October 24 at 9:00am to 11:00am

11:00am to 1:00pm

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Jennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock, PA 16057-5023


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